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Application Engineer

Company: Makino
Location: Auburn
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Makino is a world leader in metal-cutting and machining technology. As a leader in advanced manufacturing machine tool technology, Makino enables its customers to realize the highest level of quality with the fastest time to market. When companies make the parts that matter for automotive, aerospace, medical, die-mold and other industries worldwide, they make them with Makino.
Designs, plans and coordinates the integration of machinery, equipment and process to deliver a solution into a customer's manufacturing process. Analyzes customer requirements, company products, and peripheral technology to implement applications solutions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the customer part geometry to determine optimum processing using the company's products including tooling selection, cutting time and surface finish.
  • Utilize third party products in developing solutions. This interface includes researching product capabilities, integrating these tools into solutions, defining installation and maintenance needs, and conducting training classes.
  • Write and edit tool paths.
  • Prepare pre-sale cutting demonstrations matching the customers concerns to assist in closing the sale and differentiating Makino from the competition. Design and procure equipment in order to set up these demonstrations. Document results of demonstrations for use in future sales.
  • Provide on-going customer applications assistance including customer site visits. Leverage distributor knowledge and resources as appropriate.
  • Support regional and national machine tool shows with cutting demonstrations and technical discussions with customers.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars and training sessions to stay apprised of new developments in the field and associate support. Apply state-of-the-art Die/Mold technology (including peripheral equipment and supplies) to develop the optimal customer solution. Qualifications:
    • Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment.
    • Excellent communication and customer relations skills.
    • Able to present a professional image.
    • Documentation and written communication skills.
    • Willing to travel 25%.
    • Technical knowledge and creative problem solving.
    • Rational decision-making skills.
    • Project management skills. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
      • H.S. diploma; Associates degree in a technical field or completion of apprenticeship in the mold making or tool and die discipline.
      • Basic CNC knowledge. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        Some light physical effort is required.
        • Will be required to perform occasional lifting of parts or materials.
        • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.
          We believe that the interests of our company and people are inseparable and we are committed to developing a diverse team of creative and independent professionals. Employees enjoy a stable work environment from a company with years of success and growth in the machine tool industry.
          Makino offers competitive pay, generous benefits, and ongoing training.
          Makino is proud to be an EEO/M/F/Disabled/Vets employer

Keywords: Makino, Auburn , Application Engineer, Engineering , Auburn, Washington

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